Salt + Umber
Salt+Umber’s mission is to create a collective community of artists and female entrepreneurs worldwide, partnering with and supporting artisans to produce unique designs that are elevated yet accessible.
After a decade in the mass-market footwear industry, Susie Bergquist witnessed the destruction to mother nature caused by the shoe-manufacturing process. She decided to start her own shoe brand focusing on creating unique styles, finding diversity in manufacturing, and promoting ethical and sustainable practices. She hopes to enlighten the consumer with the “story behind each pair”.
All of Salt+Umber shoes are handmade, with minimal machinery - reducing carbon footprint. They've also reduced their packaging and use recycled materials are used whenever possible. Sustainability and women empowerment remains theirs number one priority.